Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cranmer’s Pulpit No. XII


May was yet another record month for Cranmer, passing the 27,000 barrier for the first time with 27,323 unique visitors to his world-renowned blog of intelligent erudite comment upon matters religio-political.

But this is only a fraction of His Grace’s true readership, for many of his posts are reproduced by mainstream media outlets like Reuters and the Chicago Sun-Times (who?), and these record a further 28,000 readers in May of stories like this or this.

It is good to know that Cranmer's diligent labours, for which he receives not even a meagre stipend, are of such manifest use and bringing undoubted financial reward to already-wealthy, profit-making, mainstream outlets.

In celebration of his record statistics, and in perpetual commemoration of the spiritual liberation afforded by his own pulpit experience with the Provost of Eton, Dr Henry Cole, His Grace is pleased to host another ‘Cranmer’s Pulpit’ for communicants to raise whatever religio-political or politico-religious concerns they do so wish (intelligently and eruditely, of course).

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cranners, are you happy Jodie beat Jessie?

1 June 2008 at 12:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With figures like that, Your Grace, your blog is probably worth quite a bit. I'm not sure how you do it or who you contact, but your blog could subsidise your income through advertising.

1 June 2008 at 12:29  
Blogger Snuffleupagus said...

Anonymous 2
While your suggestion is kind, His Grace would never do anything so demeaning.

1 June 2008 at 13:31  
OpenID curly15 said...

Does your Grace consider that there are too many Scots in the present cabinet?

1 June 2008 at 13:39  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Anon 12.00

His Grace does not concern himself with such inane trivia.

But he was appalled that both Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Lord Lloyd Webber chose Jessie, and was irritated by Sir Cameron's meagre praise when he said he 'delighted for Jodie'.

Anon 12.29

Ms Snuffy has been kind enough to respond on His Grace's behalf.

Ms Snuffy,

His Grace thanks you for responding on his behalf.

Mr Curly15

There are too many Scots.

1 June 2008 at 13:47  
Anonymous Asian Colonial Subject said...

If Your Grace was still alive, would Your Grace attend the upcoming Lambeth Conference?

1 June 2008 at 15:30  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Asian Colonial Subject,

If His Grace were still alive, this decennial pantomimime would not exist.

1 June 2008 at 15:36  
Blogger Paul said...

Dear Cranmer,

Do you think that Kuyper's theory of sphere sovereignty is theologically sound?

1 June 2008 at 17:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two questions:

What does His Grace think of the "Lakeland outpouring" in Florioda with Todd Bentley? Were such things abroad in the sixteenth century?

Should we as Christians be communicating with the dead? i.e. His Grace? Methinks that Deuteronomy has something to say on this.

1 June 2008 at 17:50  
Anonymous Jenny said...

His Grace has twice before brought to our attention the plight of persecuted Christians in Iraq. I would like to bring to everyone's attention the plight of those Chaldean Christians who arrive in this country seeking refuge from that persecution. I only know what Chaldean Catholics have encountered, so bear with me here while I ignore the rest, because I can't speak to what happens to them.

Chaldean Catholics are interviewed to establish that they are of the faith. Fair enough, since they are persecuted for their faith, if you need to prove that the person seeking entry to the country is being persecuted, that is the place to start. However, the questions they are asked are often on such deep matters that, as one priest put it, even a clergyman might be hard-pressed to answser them. Also, some of the expected answers are based on the faith as practised here, not in Iraq - and while I don't know what for certain they are being asked (the Government wouldn't provide that information) I do know that they have a slightly different take on transubstantiation, and their vestment colours are not the same as ours (His Grace will be aware that vestment colours are subject to local customs as well as having changed down the centuries), so you can see you do need to tailor the questions to their particular practise.

1 June 2008 at 19:48  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Which resident of Lamnbeth Palace does His Grace consider most destructive of the Church of England ? Geoffrey Fisher ? Rowan Williams ?

1 June 2008 at 21:39  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Anon 17.50

His Grace does not think about it.

No. But His Grace who was dead is alive again.

Mr Voyager,

His Grace does not like to speak ill of the dead. So the worst may still be living. And the worst may still be yet to come.

1 June 2008 at 22:53  
Anonymous billy said...

cranmer said...

No. But His Grace who was dead is alive again.

Shouldn't that be "who was once dead" ?

And the worst may still be yet to come.

Amen to that, Your Grace.

1 June 2008 at 23:00  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

your grace
as i assume your more earthly form is able to type , i would like to enquire if he has a favourite protestant preacher or sermon from the last 40 yrs who he himself heard .

and is this preacher used in any form in any of our now soft universal theological collages??

1 June 2008 at 23:38  
Blogger Mark said...

Your Grace,

The Chicago Sun-Times is an eminent daily publication in my home, Chicago, in the great state of Illinois.

Also, your readership is likely even higher than those number suggest. I'm sure many, like me, read your blog daily through various RSS readers.

Regards,

Mark

2 June 2008 at 16:37  
Anonymous edward tattysyrup said...

'May was yet another record month for Cranmer, passing the 27,000 barrier for the first time with 27,323 unique visitors to his world-renowned blog of intelligent erudite comment upon matters religio-political.

But this is only a fraction of His Grace’s true readership...'

so shy and retiring...

2 June 2008 at 20:23  

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